The mission of the Program in Premedical Studies (PPS) of the Division of Science of the City College of New York is to identify and prepare undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for entry into the professional programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary sciences). The program advances students' knowledge of careers in the health sciences through academic advisement, tutoring services, workshops, and symposia. Students are referred to hospitals and other clinical centers to provide volunteer and research opportunities to facilitate their clinical shadowing experience, which carries significant weight in a professional school admissions application. The Premedical Studies Office guides students through the application process with information on timeliness, and assistance with personal statements, and preparation for interviews.
Acceptance to the program is two-fold: post-baccalaureate students must be accepted by The City University of New York/CCNY as well as the Program in Premedical Studies. As a result, it is quite possible for a student to be accepted by CUNY/CCNY and not the Program in Premedical Studies. Prospective post-baccalaureate students are encouraged to enroll as undergraduate, second degree students. They must complete and submit the CUNY Transfer Admission Application, with all the requisite admissions criteria and deadlines. Please note that a minimum 2.8 cumulative undergraduate grade point average is required for admission to the program.
Please contact program administrator for more dates and deadlines.
Program in Premedical Studies, Marshak Science Building, Rm. 529
New York, NY 10031
Fax: 212 650-7816